My First Dream Dinners Experience

From start to finish, my experience this morning with Dream Dinners was just that – a dream. Every step of the process is so well thought-out and it was such a blessing!

I posted about this previously, after I signed up for my first session, and I am excited to share with you a little about the experience today.

When I walked in, I was warmly welcomed by an employee who guided me through the process and made everything easy to understand.

I put my purse and paperwork in a drawer with my name on it, grabbed an apron, washed my hands, and got to work!

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There are many stations with specific recipes and the required ingredients for each. Because you can make either 3 or 6 serving meals, they make it easy to identify the necessary measuring amount by color coding the handle of the spoon for each dry ingredient. That color corresponds to the ingredient list so that you don’t have to waste time trying to find the correct tool!

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All of the ingredients, bags, and labels are right there at each station. You assemble the meals according to the directions and it takes about 5 minutes to assemble each meal. Easy!

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You choose a section in the cooler for your meals and you place them in the cooler as you complete them, to ensure that they remain cold/frozen while you work.

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They also have a freezer with some pre-made meals, sides, and desserts, and I picked up a few of each of those items to accompany our meals.


I came home with 10 dinners (some with sides already in the bag), three extra sides, and two desserts. We hope to make each meal last for two meals by adding vegetables and other side dishes, so it should be 20 meals!

They have an introductory offer of 18 servings (6 different meals if you choose the 3 serving option) for only $74.95, which makes it $4.16 a serving! If we can stretch each meal into two meals, it will make it an even better deal.

You also earn points for every meal you make (and other things like sharing about Dream Dinners), and every 500 points gives you $10 off! By signing up today for September’s meals I earned double points!

Could you do it for less on your own? Sure, but I just don’t have the time or energy right now to do the prep work, honestly. I’d rather devote my time to caring for Tori.

If this sounds like something that would interest you, check out their location list today! It saves time, energy, preparation, and can even save you a little money along the way.

Please use me as your referral!

When you tell them who referred you at the time of sign-up, that person earns points toward free meals, and that would help us out.

There will be a place to enter the email address of the person who referred you – mine is my first name.last name at gmail.com (not directly mentioned to avoid spam).

An added blessing came our way as I was checking out at the end of my session. Someone left a gift card for me there! I was able to apply it to next month’s session, greatly reducing the cost!

To whoever left the generous gift card, THANK YOU. Your unexpected kindness means more than you know!

Check out Dream Dinners and let me know what you think!

April Adventure…

I’ve recently begun trying “couponing”–though NOT like the women on TV…I only get what the two of us can use and stick with the healthy foods that are on sale/with a coupon. We’ve saved a lot of money already–in fact, with one month’s food budget, we bought enough food for what seems like two months!

That got me to thinking…and I wondered if we could go a month without doing any major grocery shopping. So, we’ve decided to try!

For the month of April (as long as we can go):

  • We will only go to the store to get fresh produce (because you can’t effectively stockpile those items).
  • We will not duplicate any meals (variations are okay, but no complete duplications).
  • We will only use food that is in our freezer/pantry.
  • We will still maintain our healthy lifestyle and will continue to focus on nutrition.
  • We will blog about our progress (with pictures of the meals) for accountability.

I have no idea how far we can actually make it in the month, but I think we can do the entire month, even if we have rice and beans (variations thereof) for a few meals.

I’m still working on a name for our little challenge, but I have two days to decide. Suggestions are welcome!